Why are all things popular branded as bad!?
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Posted 7/3/08
i cant tell you how frustrating it is why the hell is everything popular considered bad it seems at least in my school its like that... oh i dont like greenday anymore i like their old stuff... no world of warcraft no lifes play it god it gets me annoied(however the hell you spell that). People agree and explain or disagree or w/e gimee your insight/opinions
Posted 7/3/08
I don't get into the whole "popular" stuff trend, I prefer not to be like everybody else and their mothers. Of course people are always going to have superficial judgements so you shouldn't care.
Posted 7/3/08 , edited 7/3/08
hmmmm i must admit classic green day was better. Almost everything else is a fad like beenie babies, pokemon cards, pogs, and sega saturn
Posted 7/3/08
Haha. My school is the opposite. Everything popular is branded as good. God, the people at my school are so preppy. I usually try not to base my opinion of something/someone on how popular it is, but, sometimes, I can't help it. Coughcrazyfangirlscough* To be honest, I really don't get how some songs, shows, or movies get so popular when they suck so badly. Remember that "Lipgloss" song?
Posted 7/3/08

bigteek wrote:

i cant tell you how frustrating it is why the hell is everything popular considered bad it seems at least in my school its like that... oh i dont like greenday anymore i like their old stuff... no world of warcraft no lifes play it god it gets me annoied(however the hell you spell that). People agree and explain or disagree or w/e gimee your insight/opinions


greenday and wow always sucked, regardless of age - school etc.
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Because popular things are usually terrible products, or services, and are usually nothing more than a trend.

For example, Naruto. It's incredibly popular, yet, there's also millions of people who hate it. I'm the people who hate it to death. I never liked the series to begin with, but I thought it was just another crappy shounen series. I've watched more than 10 eps, and my thoughts didn't change. My friend and I had a disscusion about anime, and he never knew any of the ones I've talked about. He said "Yea, whatever. Let's talk about real anime, Naruto!" All he kept talking about was Naruto, and how awesome he thought it was. It was so annoying, because he kept ignoring my opinions, and facts toward it (Low budgeted bullshit.)

I showed him Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, and now thinks Naruto is just average. Thank god for that.

This also goes for ipods as well.

My Greek friend, who has an ipod nano 3rd gen, absolutely loves it. I have no problem with that, because mp3s are great, etc. Yet, he tells everyone who doesn't have an ipod, idiots for not buying it, and say that "Your crappy thingy will break in about a few weeks". The Ipod, has turned him into a common consumer whore. I specifically made facts to prove his opinions wrong, yet, he refuses to believe the facts. He said "Well, at least the ipods don't break so often. I know you're broke, and my friend's did too.".

What kind of pathetic excuse is that? I've heard so many people breaking their Ipods, it's not even funny. Yet, just because my Sandisk Sansa E200 broke (Not really. The wheel got screwed up, but the tactile controls still worked fine. Nonetheless, I sent it back to Sandisk to get it repaired), and one of his friend did as well, it automatically makes it better? No, it doesn't. It doesn't change the fact that it's a crappy product with an absolutely terrible sound quality, just passable battery life (Cowon D2 FTW with it's 52 hours of battery life), low amps, and the only thing good about it, is it's "Ease of use". Honestly, I don't get why people think it's so much "easier". On on ordinary Mp3, just plug it in, and put the songs in. How hard is that?! And for me, it's "Quality over Quantity", not the way around, like so many of those consumers that do no research.

In short, popular things turn consumers, and the average people,
A. Consumer whores / Fanboys
B. Makes them believe much more opinions toward the item/services, rather than facts.
C. Nothing. They stay the same.
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Posted 7/3/08
Well some people have a good reason to hate popular stuff. But MOST people hate animes like Naruto and Bleach or w/e JUST because it's popular. And they don't even TRY it. I personally try almost everything popular because I think that they get popular for a reason right? I think everyone can at least try it before they judge it. If someone has tried something popular for a decent amount of time and then decides they don't like it then I have no problem but it's annoying when they judge before they know anything.

I think it's cause some people have made originality the most important thing in their life or something. They HAVE to be different and everything that is popular is automatically gay. Some people try really hard to be different. Some people try to wear original clothes, and it's like they don't care whether it looks good anymore. They think different means good, but not always. Especially when you look ridiculous and weird.
Posted 7/3/08
I think it's stupid not to like something just because it's popular.
I also think it's stupid to like something just because it's popular, ha ha.
Posted 7/3/08
ppl become unoriginal
since everyone is copying
everyone else.
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I like what I like and I dislike what I dislike.


lilaznmidgetdude wrote:

Well some people have a good reason to hate popular stuff. But MOST people hate animes like Naruto and Bleach or w/e JUST because it's popular. And they don't even TRY it. I personally try almost everything popular because I think that they get popular for a reason right? I think everyone can at least try it before they judge it. If someone has tried something popular for a decent amount of time and then decides they don't like it then I have no problem but it's annoying when they judge before they know anything.

I think it's cause some people have made originality the most important thing in their life or something. They HAVE to be different and everything that is popular is automatically gay. Some people try really hard to be different. Some people try to wear original clothes, and it's like they don't care whether it looks good anymore. They think different means good, but not always. Especially when you look ridiculous and weird.


Red - I agree completely because if something really is THAT popular it must be somewhat decent. Also if people love and hate it there must be a reason and if I'm going to have an opinion on why its good or not, I tend to gather my facts first. Especially with all the immature pricks on Anime websites where you have to seriously prove and flame/bash it into their heads.

Blue - You defined like 85% of the weird Rocker kids who try to be different with the bright ass turquoise pants.
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Posted 7/4/08
Everyone wants to be/look cool or "hip". Nothing wrong with liking new Green Day music or old ones. You don't need to like underground hip hop compared to MTV music video songs. You can like whatever you like. There are too many people who want to say that they knew or had something before it was popular to seem quick with the trends and be really in it. If someone is saying that they liked a group or wore something way before people knew about it, tell them "That's great but I don't care. Now shut up."
I don't know about the Warcraft game. I've been surprised to see people at school or work who told me that they played that game and some of them seem normal (some are actually fun, cool people). But, I know that the majority are a bit on the awkward side and nearly all of them get too caught up in it.

ps. I did like old Green Day better though. Probably cuz' they had more energy since they were younger back then.
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Posted 7/4/08
they are not technically branded as bad, its just that its overrated. if it appeals to the mainstream then it must be really simple (but useless like mainstream things) or must mean it must be really good. but most of the time its really simple (im not stating out anything) and thats why i thinking it is branded as bad, because its overrated yet not that good. regarding music, its all about the person's taste in music, there is always a mainstream type of music and the people that rate it so high that it just pushes your view on it the other way.
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Posted 7/4/08
Easy... stupid little assholes come along and gay up and play out things that are cool... Cycle of life...
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Posted 7/4/08
like in my opinion, i HATE trends..i like 2 stand out, be different. nowadayz in my area, everyone shops at hollister, a&f, a&e,and all those places.it starts out wit a couple plp wearin it,then everyone wants it cuz they think its kewl n everythin its so annoying then like songs n stuff it gets over played n plp wit really bad voices start singing in public off key n then the whole song sucks me n my 2 best friends started wearing a letter and sandal charm together on teh same chain just as like best friend necklaces then within the same week i see like 10 other plp wear it jeez wuts the point in having a necklace thats suppose 2 be special and represent our friendship if everyone is just gonna copy it and its not a coincidence because who wears a sandal, and a letter charm on the same chain... thats not common. Well wat im tryin 2 say iz, after so many plp start to do sumthin, it becomes old, like worn out and its no fun anoymore cuz ur not special, u dont stand out. xD
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Posted 7/4/08
UMMM.....WHAT?


First off

Whats so bad about people likeing something
There is the people who copy only to be cool/popular
But if you like it then like it
dont make up some stupid excuse to hate it
This doesnt make any sense.
If you like then like it
OK?
That just makes people sound fake.
I dont get peole these days


Gosh!
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